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GLOBAL FUNCTIONAL AND INDUSTRIAL PRINT MARKET
BY APPLICATION 2012-22, BY VALUE ($ billion, constant 2016 values)

GLOBAL FUNCTIONAL AND INDUSTRIAL PRINT MARKET
BY REGION 2012-22, BY VALUE ($ billion, constant 2016 values)

Glass is also the substrate used for many electronic devices,
including displays, touch panels, and photovoltaic applications. The printing requirements for these glass products vary
significantly, from architectural to automotive to domestic
appliances, creating new equipment and process solutions. The
majority of these technical glass products require multipass
printing with high demands on the registration of the different
ink layers, as well as a scratch-free transport during the print30

SCREENPRINTING

GLASS:
JUST ONE INDUSTRIAL
SECTOR ON THE MOVE
Glass printing is part of the wider movement in the print industry toward nonconventional products unlike those in traditional graphic applications. Inks and
materials, printing systems, and technology
and know-how are helping to develop this
overall sector of functional and industrial
printing - one that offers promising growth
opportunities for the industry.
According to recent research published
by Smithers Pira, this industry is collectively quantified as being worth $76.9 billion in
2017, up from $37.2 billion in 2012. Broadening existing applications and developing
new market niches will lead to further
growth to $114.8 billion in 2022. The sectors
described and assessed in the research
include décor and laminates; ceramics;
electronics, including displays and photovoltaics; glass; aerospace and automotive;
biomedical; promotional and miscellaneous
items; 3D printing; and inkjet-printed
textiles. All of these segments are growing,
printed by a variety of specialty analog
methods and inkjet.
In 2012, decorative printing of décor and
laminates was the biggest sector, responsible for a third of the total value, but its
share of the industrial market will fall as
electronics, digital textiles, and 3D printing
all grow much faster across the period. By
2022, décor will account for 17 percent of
the market while electronics printing will
grow to over 41.5 percent.
In the five years to 2022, inkjet textile
printing and 3D will be the fastest-growing
market segments, further pushing inkjet as
the most valuable printing process in use
after it overtook screen printing during
2017 - although, of course, not all of this
value in the 3D printing sector is a traditional inkjet mechanism.

ing process and very tight tolerances of the printed layer thickness, especially for large areas of functional printing layers.

LATEST GLASS PRINT DEVELOPMENTS
In recent years, there have been many developments in
systems and technology to advance the application of printing on glass. Earlier in 2018, the Spanish company Tecglass
(part of the Fenzi Group) launched a line of multifunctional



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